White River

White River, Ocho Rios: Address, White River Reviews: 4.5/5

White River
4.5
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Get up close and personal with the Chukka White River Valley location, offering stunning natural beauty and historic landmarks. The clarity of the water at White River Valley and the consistency of the river flow make it stand out above other locations on the island. The limestone bedrock filters the river’s water so it remains crystal clear even when there’s flooding. Located in St. Mary, Jamaica, this location is home to beautiful wildlife and an extensive history. With the exciting zipline adventure and thrilling river tubing journey this location is the perfect piece of paradise when paired with the Blue Hole experience!
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Donald R
12 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Everything was awesome, especially our tour guides, knowledgeable, funny and entertaining.

My man CJ aka crazy Jamaican was hilarious that's what he called himself. If you get them as guides you would love it he loves to sing, and tell jokes.
Written November 3, 2021
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mummamiaMA
North Fitzroy, Australia319 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We showed up on a Sunday and almost had the river to ourselves. We paid the rafters cash at the end $60USD each.
You must have water shoes and this attraction takes around 1 hour depending on how long you spend at the jump spot.
So peaceful and beautiful and where the river meets the ocean absolutely picturesque.
Written January 6, 2020
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Sam D
2 contributions
Feb 2020
Had a wonderful time with the group of mostly seniors. Highly recommended if you want to experience the interior of Jamaica and the opportunity to meet some of the lovely people of the island. Easy float down the river with a few class one or two rapids. Teens would enjoy it but would not be recommended four young kids,
Written February 12, 2020
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Joni-Gaye C
Jamaica237 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
I thoroughly enjoyed my first rafting experience. My tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The river water was calm and cool. The entire tour took 1 hr and there were many opportunities to take photos. I paid for the tour at the front desk of Kaz Kreol Beach Resort. Rafting was a great adventure.
Written November 16, 2020
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jamaicaegghead
Marietta, GA6 contributions
Apr 2021
We took the White River raft ride while staying at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios and had a great experience with our driver/guide, Tristan. This is a gentle ride down the river on a bamboo raft with a stopping point at a craft stand just past the halfway point. We picked up several hand made items there for friends back home.
We learned that Tristan's recently departed grandmother was one of Jamaica Inn's room keepers 26 years ago on our honeymoon. We actually recognized her picture when we went back to the hotel.
Well worth the ride.
Written April 14, 2021
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Joe G
5 contributions
Dec 2021
In Jamaica for the holidays, and were hoping this would make for a relaxing morning. It did not disappoint! Yes there are a few small rapids but easily handled by all of us including our three kids (9 to 18). Our guides Kevin and Devin had us laughing the whole trip down the river. They were helpful and attentive and kept an especially close eye on the smaller ones. Would do this again in a heartbeat.
Written January 23, 2022
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David D
Savannah, GA587 contributions
May 2022
It was part two of our excursion, the river was very clear and very refreshing. The guides were there to help anyone who needed. There were two bars in the middle of the river, they sold Red Stripe Beer and Rum Punch. It was worth the 90 minute ride from Falmouth.
Written May 19, 2022
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iluvfood
4 contributions
Mar 2022
This is more of a workout, with a few little rapid areas. Everyone travels as a group down the river. The guides did a great job keeping us safe. But I think we were looking more for a lazy river and enjoying some beverages (drinking not recommended during tubing)
Written March 18, 2022
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shayna94
Magnolia, TX87 contributions
Apr 2021
We stumbled across this place by accident and I’m so glad we did! Our guide was GREAT! He was super friendly and took lots of great pictures of us. I did buy a few souvenirs from a vendor who was also very nice. It was a romantic ride down the river. We really enjoyed it!
Written May 5, 2021
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ShazamBoston
Boston100 contributions
Mar 2011
My wife and I went on the Chukka Caribbean Adventures river tubing safari last week on the White River and had a great time! The bus picked us up at our Ocho Rios resort and we went on windy and a bit bumpy 40 minute ride to the beautiful White River Valley. Along the way you drive through the town of Ocho Rios, which was quite busy even though no cruise ships were in town. We passed tropical vegetation, including massive ferns, palm and coconut trees, etc, vendors selling crafts by the side of the road, delightful school kids, and goats, horses and donkeys along the way.

The grounds of White River were very pleasant, and upon arrival you are given a lifejacket and it is a short 2 minute walk to the launch site. Local vendors will try to sell you an aqua camera for $15-20, but are very pleasant and non-aggressive. The tubing takes you three miles down the river with some amazing scenery. Some rapids were quite fast, and other spots were very calm. We had three guides with us who were very informative and humorous, breaking into song frequently, splashing unsuspecting tubers, etc. The guides even tipped my wife over before I got the chance! We saw several kingfishers and humming birds on the trip, and stopped halfway in a beautiful area for a restroom break. There was a bar set up there with complimentary samples of jerk chicken, and we could pick Jamaican apples from the nearby trees with tall sticks.

There are photographers in various spots along the river who take pictures along the way. We weren't planning on buying pictures but they were surprisingly good and we ended up buying a cd of 5 pictures for $35. I realize this was a bit pricey but it made for a nice souvenir. At the end point they have a nice trading post, bar and restaurant to relax in.

I would highly recommend this trip as it was tons of fun and a very relaxin way to see a different side of Jamaica.
Written March 12, 2011
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